Here's a list of career opportunities post a B.Sc degree

  • By Kirti Yadav
  • 15 April 2022

12th Class. Check. Graduation in BSc. Check. Now, what? If this is the question that’s troubling you, then this article is the right place to get it answered. 

Bachelor of Science is one of the most pursued courses in our country. The reason is simple, a large number of job and career options spring up once you have that degree in your hand. Apart from seeking job roles, students can also specialise further in the subjects that pique their interest. One can not only take up a career in the field affiliated with science but there is a myriad of other areas that open up for BSc students. Therefore, we have compiled a list of alternatives that one can try their hands on post the completion of their undergraduation in BSc. 

Opportunities After BSc

As mentioned above, there is an endless list of wonderful career options for a BSc graduate to opt for and settle down. BSc's scope and spectrum of employment are extremely wide. 

Following is the list of career options that open up for a person with a BSc degree in hand:

Further Studies

If there is a field or subject that captivates you or the knowledge you gained during your BSc course is not sufficient, then pursuing a master’s is the best option. It will not only sharpen you academically but will also strengthen your career when you start looking for a job. In this world of competition, your candidature should be as strong as possible. There are various postgraduate courses after BSc like MSc, MBA, Masters in Data Science, BEd and other PG diploma courses in various specialisations that you can pursue. 

Scientific Job Profiles

Being a dynamic course, certain functions specifically demand people with backgrounds in science. Therefore, one can find their work type, ranging from Science Consultant, Assisting Laboratories, Lab Chemist, Research Analyst, Data Scientist, etc.

Academics

Some of us also have inclinations towards teaching others what we have learnt ourselves, and if you are one of those, then jumping into academics after fulfilling the educational qualifications will be the right option for you, as there are multiple options in the field of academics as well which include, Teacher, Assistant or Associate Professor, Research Associate, Laboratory Assistant, etc. 

Internships or fellowships

One can also go for fellowships after BSc, which will give a practical and ground-level experience also get a stipend for it. Moreover, you will also get a new perspective regarding the career you want to finally opt for. 

Apart from that, there are also many internships available these days in the world of digital dominance, aside from the on-field ones. Some of the internships that are offered abroad are in high demand. Working as an intern with multiple organisations or companies will also provide a better picture of how professional life looks and will also provide clarity on the type of career you want to pursue.

Creative Alternatives

There is a myth that says that students from science backgrounds are less creative. But that isn't the case as creative souls can be found anytime anywhere, irrespective of the degree. So, if you have the creative knack alongside a scientific temper, then there are certain jobs that demand both of them. To name a few would be the ones related to PR, Marketing Executive, Archaeologist, Historian, Statistician, etc.

BSc Industries

All the above job roles are offered in a wide variety of industries that are open to working for students with a degree in BSc. The table below gives a clear and accurate picture of it: 

Environmental Management & Conservation Disease Research
Wastewater Plants Biotechnology Firms
Genetic Research Geological Survey Departments
Diagnostic Laboratories Cosmetic and Pharmaceutical Production
Educational Institutes Wildlife and Fishery Departments
Industrial Laboratories Forest Services
Agriculture Industry Food Institutes
Research and Development Chemical Industry
Hospitals Health Care Providers

Jobs After BSc: Specialisation Wise

If one has acquired specialisation in a particular field after the completion of a BSc degree, then they can work in jobs that demand professional levels of skills and specialisation. 

Given below is a list of in-demand jobs for popular specialisations: 

 BSc Agriculture

Job Profile Salary range (LPA)
Plantation Manager




3.5 to 5
Assistant Manager in Plantations or Farms
Social Forestry Officer
Land Geomatics Surveyor
Soil Quality Officer
Plant Breeder/Grafting Expert
Budding/Tissue Culture Expert
Seed/Nursery Manager

BSc Biochemistry

Job Profile Salary Range (LPA)
Biochemist







3 to 6
Healthcare scientist, clinical biochemistry
Clinical research associate
Forensic scientist
Physician associate
Research scientist (life sciences)
Scientific laboratory technician
Clinical Scientist
Pharmacologist
Biomedical scientist
Assistant Technical Manager- Genetics

BSc Computer Science

Job Profile Salary Range (LPA)
Software Developer


2 to 4
Computer Systems Analysts
Network Administrators
Computer Programmers
Hardware Developer

BSc Forensic Science

Job Profile Salary (LPA)
Forensic Pathologist





4 to 8
Forensic Anthropologist
Clinical Forensic Medicine Experts
Forensic Serology Experts
Forensic Chemists
Dactyloscopists
Toxicologist
Forensic Linguists

BSc Information Technology

Job Profile Salary Range (LPA)
Programmer



2.5 to 4
Tester
Database Administrator
Systems Analyst
Computer Support Specialist
Hardware and Network Expert

BSc Microbiology

Job Profile Salary Range (LPA)
Bacteriologists




















3 to 6
Industrial Microbiologists
Medical Microbiologists
Biotechnologist
Biomedical Scientist
Cell Biologists
Geneticists
Mycologists
Biochemist
Immunologists
Parasitologists
Virologists
Environmental Microbiologists
Food Microbiologists
Marine Microbiologists
Lab Assistant

Skills required for Bsc Graduates

Today’s world is extremely competitive. Therefore, one has to constantly increase their capacities and enhance their skills. The following list will give an idea of what are the skills that a BSc graduate should definitely excel at:

  • Observation skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Logical skills
  • Scientific skills
  • Mathematical skills
  • Research skills
  • Computational skills
  • Information Technology/Software and Hardware knowledge
  • Communication skills

Factors to consider before taking a job after Bsc

Tips and tricks always come in handy, no matter which phase of life you are about to enter. And when it comes to seeking jobs after graduation they are especially helpful. 

Consider the following factors before taking up a job after BSc:

  • Ensure that the work you are going to be doing is relevant to your interests and be clear about the responsibilities of the work you are going to take.
  • Check the future scope of your role and what your career trajectory is in the company. Similarly, also check the growth potential of the company you plan to join. 
  • A resume plays a significant role in the selection process. It is almost like a mirror of who you are, so choose the format properly and add as many important details as possible. 
  • If possible, consider doing internships in the field of your choice as that will give better clarity of the kind of work you want to do and also good insights about the company culture and workforce as well.
  • It’s always good to know about the learning opportunities you will get before joining as this will keep you motivated and productive during the course of your work.

Salary offered to BSc Graduates

The average salary package of a BSc graduate ranges between INR 2 to 5 LPA. The following table gives a rough picture of what is offered in which field: 

Umbrella Field Av. Salary (INR)
Research 4.5 - 5.5 LPA
Creative Jobs 5 - 7 LPA
Scientific Predominance 6 - 7 LPA
Academics 2 - 3 LPA
Assistants 2.5 - 3.5 LPA
Chemists 3 - 4 LPA

Top Recruiters for BSc

Multiple top industries, companies, brands, and organisations open up vacancies for BSc graduates each year. Some of the best among the rest that hires the ones with BSc degrees are the following:

International Business Machine (IBM) Larsen & Toubro Infotech
Reliance Industries Limited Accenture Technology Solutions
Amazon Google
Wipro Yahoo!
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Apollo
Capgemini HCL Technologies
Nestle Deloitte
HP India Pvt. Ltd. Ernst & Young [EY]
Genpact Computer Sciences Corporation [CSC]
Infosys Cognizant Technology Solutions

Popular Cities that offer Jobs to BSc Graduates

One can find jobs after BSc all over India. But certain cities offer the most lucrative jobs in comparison to others. These include the cities that are the technical hubs of the nation, which include the following:

  • Bangalore
  • Hyderabad
  • Delhi
  • Mumbai
  • Chennai
  • Pune
  • Kochi
  • Jamshedpur
  • Ludhiana
  • Visakhapatnam 

Pursuing a BSc course can be flourishing in terms of the opportunities you can get in the corporate world and the number of specialisations to choose from certainly enhances the skills and knowledge to perform once you graduate. So, ensure that you choose your domain wisely.

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